Sunday, February 22, 2009


Bad Direction: "This Sucks, Try Something Else."

Good Direction: "When you add parts to it think orchestral arrangement. Some things come in briefly and then don't repeat. Imagine the song is a soundtrack to a montage of cars driving."

Thanks John!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Making Music is Good


Just finished working on one of John's songs called Almost Better. I added some atmospheric layers to it, a handful of synths and tweaked the drums a bit. Think NIN's hurt meets The Cure's Lullaby. I think it's going to turn out really nice.

This makes 9 songs so far that are arranged and nearing completion that have been started in the month of February. This RPM Challenge is turning our to be pretty cool. We're under the gun now to finish these up and get them mixed be by the 28th. The pressure is on. Woo-Hoo!


My New Cylon Hood


I just finished installing my new Cylon looking Range Hood in the kitchen. Yes, I know the economy blows and the world is falling a part but the Appliances I had were over 20 years old, falling apart, oozing grease and at times making chirping noises that would wake us up in the middle of the night. It was time to take the plunge. So we went to Sears and picked up some nice looking Kenmore Appliances. Hopefully they'll last another 20 years.

Old Hood:

Hood & Range:

New Fridge:

The Whole Set:

It's funny to think that less than 2 years ago I would of hired someone else to do this job. Now I install these things my self. Proof in the power of the internet for research and some Patience!

Ok, now it's time to go make some music!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Morning Links: Something Is Squeezing my Skull... err Stomach

It's Tuesday, I've a server class to attend this morning, a wireless network to set up this afternoon, several customers to call back and my stomach is being quite grumpy. Grrr! Here's some morning reading:

Smart Cars, Smart Grid

New Music from Morrissey, Lilly Allen and Sufjan Stevens on NPR's All songs

DVD Sales on the Slide along with everything else!

TV on the Radio remix Nat King Cole This sounds really cool actually! Nice Dark and Dubby Number!

Billboard recaps NIN & Jane's Addiction Tour and Album news

Pep Talk

New Simpsons Intro

Jason Snell does a review and video onDropbox for Mac World